Perazhagan (; ) is a 2004 Indian Tamil film directed by Sasi Shanker, starring Surya and Jyothika in lead roles with both essaying dual roles, whilst the supporting cast comprises Vivek, Manorama and Manobala among others. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The film, which is a remake of the 2002 Malayalam film Kunjikoonan, which had Dileep and Navya Nair starring as the lead couple and was directed by Sasi Shanker as well, got released on 6 May 2004, receiving rave reviews and winning three Awards at the South Filmfare Awards for the performances of Surya, Jyothika and comedian Vivek, respectively. This film remade into Oriya as "Rasika Nagar" starring Sidhant Mohapatra & Namrata Thapsa (both dual role). And the co-starer of the "Rasika Nagar" is Bobby Mishra, Anita Das & Raimohan Parida.
The story revolves around Chinna (Surya), a village youth who is sympathized for because he is a hunchback. However, he is lauded for selfless service to others. He covers up his handicap with humor. Unmindful of his looks, Chinna goes around looking for a suitable bride with the help of his friend (Vivek). Brushing aside many an insult hurled at him, he carries on.
In contrast to him is Karthik (Surya), a violent college student, who loves his classmate Priya (Jyothika). She comes across Chinna, who assures her that he would get her married to the man of her dreams. However, she gets killed in a fracas involving a gangster. Meanwhile, the hunchback Surya comes across an orphaned poor blind girl, Shenbagam (Jyothika). He wins over her heart by helping her out.
Thanks to his efforts, she gains her vision (Priya's eyes are transplanted to her). This results in a tussle between Chinna and Karthik as to whom Shenbagam belongs to now. However, fearing his looks, the hunchback, Chinna, decides to leave way for the other. But fate has other things in store for him...
Screenplay, Direction: Sasi Shanker
Production: M. Saravanan, M. Balasubramanian, M. S. Guhan & B. Gurunath
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography: R. Rathnavelu
Dialogue: D. P. Singappuli
Story: Benny P. Nayarambalam
Art direction: Thotta Tharani
Stunts: B. Thiyagarajan & 'Stun' Siva
Choreography: Brindha & Santhi Srihari
Stills: 'Theni' Selvam
Costumes: V. Prasad
Lyrics: Pazhani Bharathi, Kabilan, Pa. Vijay, Thamarai & Snehan
Co-direction: Raj Kannan
Executive production: Sathya Moorthy
Banner: AVM Productions
The soundtrack, released on 15 April 2004, features 6 songs composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja with lyricists Pazhani Bharathi, Kabilan, Pa. Vijay, Thamarai and Snehan writing the lyrics of each one song. Specially mentionable is the fact, that the song "Oru Azhagana" features lead actor Surya, lending his voice for a soundtrack for the first time.
||"Orae Oru Piravi"
||'Pushpavanam' Kuppuswamy, Sri Vardhini
Surya, Ganga, Mathangi
Shankar Mahadevan, Mathangi
2004 Filmfare Awards South